Poetry

War in My Heart

There’s a terrorist wreaking havoc in my heart, though he’s gone today.

There’s a war, too close to home, yet it takes him so far away.

Drip, drop. Tears down my face, salty but bittersweet. 

I kissed him yesterday but today he’s gone. The taste of his chocolate lips I won’t meet.

I said good-bye while tears stung my eyes, but I wouldn’t let him see me cry. 

Although separated by an ocean, the war is at my door.

Sensō kono mune ni, I cannot take much more.

Flip, flop. My heart tosses around. How much emotional pain can one bear?

I held him yesterday but today he’s gone, the feel of his touch no longer there.

I said good-bye while tears stung my eyes, but I wouldn’t let him see me cry. 

The same sky but two different lands: the distance is so real.

Sensō kono mune ni, the pain you cause me to feel.

Tic, tock: the sound of my mechanical heart slowly whirring down. 

I loved him yesterday but today he’s gone. In fear he won’t return, I drown.

I said good-bye while tears stung my eyes, but I wouldn’t let him see me cry. 

The pain of separation too strong to bear won’t set me free.

Sensō kono mune ni, please take this pain from me.

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